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Elements in Plato's Republic

fundamental importance in the Republic of the metaphor of descent and its connection to the two great themes of birth and death, a...

Justice and Injustice in The Republic by Plato

means. The function of justice is to improve human nature, which is inherently constructive. Therefore, at a minimum, justice i...

Cave Allegory in The Republic by Plato

of Nature. He has also noted that while the 20th century has involved a great deal of specialization, the 21st century will be a ...

Analogy, Plato, and Rousseau

a familiar kind of Socratic dialogue about justice, just as the Euthyphro is about piety and the Meno is about virtue. The Republi...

Socrates, Plato, 'Allegory of the Cave' and Phaedo

as a teacher, is to free his students from the cave and metaphorically drag them into the sunlight. The selection from Phaedo reco...

Aristotle, Plato, and the Influence of Socrates

as the Socratic dialogue that in many ways can be compared to todays constructivist approach to education in which he "drew forth ...

Plato's 'Gyge's Ring'

at once managed for himself to become one of the envoys to the king ; upon arrival, having seduced his wife, with her help, he lai...

Plato's 'Republic' and a Consideration of Rational Intellect and Emotions

good gifts to their friends and family but often do not have the expenses which would allow them to do so. However, people may use...

Plato's Republic and Five Essay Questions

self-destruction. Socrates proposes many people in the simple city would not be satisfied forever with a simple way of life (Pla...

Theories of Forms According to Aristotle and Plato

In five pages this essay contrasts and compares the views on forms held by Plato as critiqued by Aristotle with references made to...

Connectivity, External and Internal Drive Bays

front panel." Kozierok (2001) also explains that the term "external drive bay" is a "bit of a misnomer" in that the term ex...

Evaluation of an Article on Plato's Republic and Communist Concepts

is a case for communism at least for the lower classes. The supporting premises for that conclusion have already been noted and ge...

Drama, Aristophanes, and Plato

yet does not lose faith in the just and true" (Plato Jowett Translation Characters). In this we see that Plato appears to be indic...

The Republic by Plato and Justice According to Socrates

with sickness, or the pilot who helps friends against "the perils of the sea" (Plato Book I). He then inquires into "what sort of ...

Light, Shadows, and Puppets in Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave'

to be transcendent elements sent to teach important lessons turns out to be nothing more than images cast from puppets whose shado...

Ship of State Metaphor in Book VI of Plato's The Republic

reaching true conclusions and therefore may use their knowledge of language and logic to confuse the average person on the issues ...

Sports and Music in Book III of Plato's The Republic

between the citizens. Taken together, the guardians are people who are skilled in governing certain areas. However, these two type...

Republic of Plato and 'the Just City'

how ones intellect cannot be considered a gender. In other words, intelligence is intelligence regardless of where it is housed. ...

Dramatic Detail and Narrative Structure in The Republic by Plato

is no realistic political system, for it takes considerably more than one mans word to impart a true sense of unity. "Thus, for y...

Open Mindedness and The Republic by Plato

a weapon to the hands of a madman is obviously unjust. Taylor (2003) comments on how this refutation of Cephalus position demonstr...

Soul Concepts of Plato

In a type of author/character debate, Plato explores the premises of his theory by having Socrates debate them. Plato theorized ...

Current American Leadership as Viewed by Plato

In seven pages the cave allegory featured in Plato's Republic is applied to contemporary U.S. political leadership. Four sources ...

Sociopolitical Classes of Plato and Their Parallels

soul, as imaged by Plato, is made up of the qualities of reason, spirit and desire or appetite (Honderich, et al, 1995). The "reas...

Republic by Plato and the 'Just City'

in order to be just. Many are familiar with the tales of Sodom and Gomorrah from the bible. They understand that many cities had ...

Justice, Morality, and the Soul According to Plato

In twelve pages Plato's dialogues The Republic, Phaedrus, and Gorgias are examined in an analysis of how the philosopher conceptua...

'Just Society' Quest

In six pages this paper examines the just society quest as philosophically considered by John Stuart Mill in 'On Liberty,' Jean Ja...

Comparative Analysis of Plato's, Hobbes' and Locke's Theories

would Hobbes be accepted in todays world? Would he fit in at all? These and other questions loom large. Still, each in their own w...

Justice According to Thucydides and Plato

has Socrates presented with various definitions of justice. Socrates is always opposed to any rule or definition that can be appli...

Ethics, the Soul, and 'Allegory of the Cave' in the A. Bloom Translation of Plato's The Republic

he had dragged him out into the light of the sun" he would be distressed. For Socrates, the world above ground represents the othe...

Socrates on the Body and Soul

the soul. What the mind or soul once knew is raised to present awareness by a process of recollection aided by the technique of di...